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Climb the iconic Svolværgeita in Lofoten, Norway (Half-day)

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Join Fredrik, an aspirant IFMGA mountain guide to climb the famous Svolværgeita in Lofoten, Norway. Witness spectacular views from the top of this iconic landmark!

Private

1/2 Day

Jul - Sep

High

Beginner


Highlights

* Climb this super cool landmark!

* Witness amazing views from the top.

* Embark on an easy but fun climb!

Description

If you think you have had enough experience climbing rocks, then you haven’t been to Svolværgeita yet! Commonly known as the “goat” due to its unique two mountain horns, this 150- meter tall pinnacle in Lofoten, Norway is one of the most impressive rocks you can climb. 

The half-day tour takes you through an amazing approach hike to the base of the pinnacle. And once you are there, get ready to climb two rope lengths to reach the top!

It is a super cool landmark above Svolvær which provides stunning views as you rise.

We’ll begin with a 45-min hike from the nearby village to reach the base. This hike is an adventure in itself. Once there, we’ll climb two rope lengths to the top of this giant granite pillar. It is a challenging climb on a route grade of 5+. Experience the thrill as you scale!

The top offers jaw-dropping views of the deep blue Arctic waters and the spectacular chain of islands. We’ll rappel on our way back and descend to the village to mark an end to this incredible adventure.

And you don’t even need any special skills to mount this giant! As long as you have a fit body and a little climbing experience, you will be fine!

So, what are you waiting for? Send me a request now to venture on one of the most dramatic climbs to the iconic Svolværgeita in Lofoten, Norway.

Would you also like to see the famous northern lights while you’re here in Norway? I guide this magical northern lights ski tour in the Lyngen Alps too!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Maximum group size is 4.


Details

More info

Don't forget to bring sturdy Climbing Shoes. The rest of the gear can be fixed on site.

Meeting point

Fløya Trail Head

Equipment you will need to bring

Sturdy Climbing Shoes.


FAQs

What is the duration of the Svolværgeita ascent?

Climbing Svolværgeita takes around 4 to 5 hours.

Which equipment should I bring along? Is it necessary for me to bring my own climbing gear?

The climbing equipment is not provided, but I can help you rent it for the trip. You'll need to bring or rent harnesses, Sturdy Climbing Shoes and helmets. You'll alse need to bring a backpack to carry the equipment, as well as windproof and waterproof clothing, some snacks, a beanie, and possibly an insulated jacket.

Where will we meet to start the Svolværgeita ascent?

The meeting point is at Fløya Trail Head. After you confirm the booking I'll send more details on how to get there, and at what time we will meet.

What is the maximum number of climbers you can guide for the ascent of Svolværgeita?

I can take up to 4 climbers for the Svolværgeita ascent.

What's the policy in case of unfavorable weather conditions on the scheduled day of the climb?

If weather conditions are not suitable for the climb, we will either reschedule based on availability or offer a full refund if cancellation is necessary. A bit of rain is usually ok, but if wind is too strong, we might have to cancel.

Do you offer other trips in the region?

Yes! you can check more options here: https://www.explore-share.com/mountain-guide/fredrik-aspo/

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Thon Hotel Narvik Narvik Norway
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Quality Hotel Grand Royal Narvik Norway
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Scandic Narvik Narvik Norway
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About the guide

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Fredrik

4.90

(15)

Mountain Guide

I am an IFMGA mountain guide, originally from southern Finland. However, I have spent most of my time since 2010 in Northern Norway.

Completely in love with the scenery, nature, culture and the atmosphere, I'm spending as much time as possible exploring the mountains; be it on skis, climbing (summer/winter/alpine/ice&rock), mountain biking, kayaking or just hiking. Without being an expert in any particular one of these fields, my strength lies in finding the right adventure for the day, and spicing it up with local knowledge and the understanding of nature!

Needless to say, my main focus is to provide safe trips regardless of conditions and appropriate for participants' previous experience.
As it is in Scandinavian guiding tradition in general, I always try to teach my guests something!

I'm traveling quite a bit, a lot in Northern Norway and a bit in the mountains further away. My home base is in Lyngen, especially in the winter, but my home mountains extend from here to all the way to the Stetind area south of Narvik, including Lofoten, Senja and Kvaløya.

I'm guiding fluently in five languages: English, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and German, et mon France est un peu primitives.

Languages

Norwegian | Swedish | German | English |

Certificates

SBO | IFMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

leslye-Aikayla

5.00

Frederik is an excellent guide! He was confident, reassuring, professional, safe and very skilled. My boyfriend and I are still enthralled with the experience. Thank you so much again, Northern Norway has captured my heart and I definitely will be returning for more adventures :)

Laura

5.00

Fredrik was an amazing guide! This was a great experience!

leslye-Aikayla

5.00

Frederik is an excellent guide! He was confident, reassuring, professional, safe and very skilled. My boyfriend and I are still enthralled with the experience. Thank you so much again, Northern Norway has captured my heart and I definitely will be returning for more adventures :)


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